Canada appoints new representative to International Civil Aviation Organization

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June 21, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Annick Goulet as Permanent Representative of Canada to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), effective as of July 3, 2023.

As proud ICAO host state and member of the 36-state council, Canada will continue to play an active role in the growth and development of the ICAO, ensuring safe, secure, and sustainable air travel for people around the world.

Ms. Goulet’s appointment continues her distinguished career in public service, which includes her current position as Ambassador of Canada to Romania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova.


“Canada values the important role that the ICAO plays, notably in ensuring more than 100,000 daily flights operate safely and reliably. I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Annick Goulet as Canada’s next Permanent Representative to the ICAO. I am convinced that her many years of experience will support Canada’s leadership within this vital United Nations’ specialized agency.”

- Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

“We are proud of our longstanding relationship with ICAO and are truly honoured to host the UN organization in Montréal. Canada remains committed to being a productive member of the Council and to providing all the necessary support to ICAO and its diplomatic community. I congratulate Ms. Goulet on her new position and look forward to working with her in the future.”

- Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport

Quick facts

  • The ICAO was created in 1947, with its headquarters in Montréal, Quebec, to promote the safe and orderly development of civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations and develops guidance material touching on a number of important aspects of the global aviation sector, including safety, security, sustainable economic growth and environmental standards.

  • Since the ICAO was founded in 1947 the Government of Canada has been working closely with the UN agency and its international aviation partners.

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